"Check" option for errors needs to be as such

Bug #1402006 reported by Jeb E. on 2014-12-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gparted (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the user chooses the option to "Check" a filesystem, they are forced into a repair. Yes, the user has to consent to potential data loss and give full-fledged root permissions to Gparted to do such, but this is not fair for some users that simply want to see if there is a problem with a filesystem and pinpoint the problems down rather than going all-out to try and perform a full-fledged "check and repair", especially like said because the repair process alone can potentially delete files or lose all information in it's entirety.

My solution to making the "Check" button fair for all users in Gparted is quite simple: After right-clicking a filesystem and clicking "Check", the user then will be given options on what the "Check" process can do automatically, similar to Chkdsk in WIndows NT and up, such as "Check the filesystem for errors", "Attempt to repair if errors are found", "Check SUMs before and after repairs", "Backup data", and/or "Backup affected files or partitions".

Allowing a wide-range of options keeps the user not just aware that they still have *control* over their computer, but also helps them get started in performing system backups, potentially not losing files, etc..

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: gparted 0.19.0-1build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-24.32-generic 3.16.4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Dec 12 12:53:26 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-08 (34 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gparted
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Jeb E. (jebeld17) wrote :
Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2015-12-13
Changed in gparted (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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